Hazzard questions reduction in Diabetic Nurses in Newry & Mourne

Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Friday, April 17th, 2015
Community, Politics
Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has written to the Health Minister Jim Wells seeking clarification on why the number of specialist Diabetic Nurses in the Newry & Mourne Area have been cut by 75% in recent months.
Sinn Fein MLA Chris Hazzard

Sinn Fein MLA Chris Hazzard

Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard stated, “For many years the Newry & Mourne area set a very high standard for diabetic care as local patients had access to 4 specialist diabetic nurses. “This was vital to meet the needs for diagnosis, treatment and a wide range of connected health issues. In recent months these 4 nurses have been reduced to just 1 nurse for the entire Newry & Mourne area – it is sheer madness. “Moreover the excellent care in the community model has been smashed, leaving local patients having to be admitted to Daisy Hill to be seen,” he insisted. “This worrying situation is surely at odds with the principles behind enhancing community based health care. Hazzard added, “I have asked Minister Wells to set out the rationale behind such a reduction in vital care for local diabetics – I can’t help but think that lives are being put at risk here, so it is vital that the Minister spells out exactly why this has been allowed to happen.”

Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul: editor@newrytimes.com

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

-->

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in